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February 01, 2013
CLIMATE SCIENCE
Global warming less extreme than feared?
Oslo, Norway (SPX) Feb 01, 2013
Policymakers are attempting to contain global warming at less than 2C. New estimates from a Norwegian project on climate calculations indicate this target may be more attainable than many experts have feared. Internationally renowned climate researcher Caroline Leck of Stockholm University has evaluated the Norwegian project and is enthusiastic. "These results are truly sensational," says Dr Leck. "If confirmed by other studies, this could have far-reaching impacts on efforts to achieve the ... read more
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Study finds energy use in cities has global climate effects
The heat generated by everyday energy consumption in metropolitan areas is significant enough to influence the character of major atmospheric circulation systems, including the jet stream during win ... more
WOOD PILE

Spring may come earlier to North American forests
Trees in the continental U.S. could send out new spring leaves up to 17 days earlier in the coming century than they did before global temperatures started to rise, according to a new study by Princ ... more
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Measuring the consequence of forest fires on public health
Pollution from forest fires is impacting the health of people with asthma and other chronic obstructive lung diseases, finds a study in Biomed Central's open access journal Environmental Health. Thi ... more
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Professional training 'in the wild' overrides laboratory decision preferences
Many simulation-based studies have been conducted, and theories developed, about the behaviors of financial market traders. New work by human factors/ergonomics (HF/E) researchers suggests that deci ... more


FARM NEWS

With Hot Air Treatment, Bacteria Fly the Coop
Poultry producers can reduce bacterial cross-contamination in poultry cages by treating the cages with forced air that's been heated to 122 degrees Fahrenheit, according to a study by U.S. Departmen ... more
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EARLY EARTH

There were more small meat-eating dinosaurs than first thought
University of Alberta researchers used fossilized teeth to identify at least 23 species of small meat-eating dinosaurs that roamed western Canada and the United States, 85 to 65 million years ago. ... more
WATER WORLD

Groundwater fate and climate change
Simon Fraser University earth scientist Diana Allen, a co-author on a new paper about climate changes' impacts on the world's ground water, says climate change may be exacerbating many countries' ex ... more
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Nanoparticles Create Skinny Solar Cells

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Wireless power transfer achieved at 5-meter distance

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Study casts doubt on climate benefit of biofuels from corn residue

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FARM NEWS

Global research team decodes genome sequence of 90 chickpea lines
In a scientific breakthrough that promises improved grain yields and quality, greater drought tolerance and disease resistance, and enhanced genetic diversity, a global research team has completed h ... more
WATER WORLD

Underwater CO2 shows potential as barrier to Asian carp
As the Asian carp population grows and the threat of the invasive species entering Lake Michigan through one of the Chicago canals is monitored, a University of Illinois researcher believes using tw ... more
WATER WORLD

India urges China to respect its river rights
India urged China on Thursday to respect its river rights following a media report that Beijing plans to build new hydroelectric plants on a waterway that the neighbours share. ... more
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FLORA AND FAUNA

Sweden resumes wolf hunt despite controversy
Sweden is to resume its wolf hunt in what authorities have described as a bid to limit inbreeding and maintain healthy stocks, but environmentalists argued Thursday that the hunt violates EU law. ... more
SINO DAILY

China convicts Tibetan burning 'inciters' of murder
A Chinese court convicted two Tibetans of murder on Thursday for inciting others to burn themselves to death, giving one a suspended death penalty and the other 10 years in prison, state media reported. ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Sweden to boost military spending over Ukraine crisis

'Russian Facebook' founder flees country after being pushed out

US 'closely watching' for signs of N.Korea nuclear test

Lockheed Martin Team's Joint Light Tactical Vehicle Tops 100,000 Testing Miles During EMD Phase

Ukraine relaunches anti-rebel operation after Biden leaves

Ukraine military plane hit by gunfire above rebel-held town

Sikorsky, Army demonstrate optionally piloted Black Hawk

FROTH AND BUBBLE

Hospital visits rise during Beijing's choking smog
Hospital admissions for respiratory complaints rose 20 percent during the latest choking smog to hit Beijing, reports said Thursday as state media demanded greater government openness on pollution. ... more
CLIMATE SCIENCE

Schwarzenegger calls for 'hip, sexy' environmentalism
Arnold Schwarzenegger called Thursday for an end to "doom and gloom" environmentalism as he hosted the first conference of his new green movement fostering action by local governments and individuals. ... more
ICE WORLD

Norway's ruling party may back Arctic islands oil drive
Norway's ruling Labour party provoked outrage from environmentalists as well as coalition members Thursday after it opened the way for oil exploration near the scenic archipelago of Lofoten. ... more
ICE WORLD
26 dead as China bridge collapses: media

Australian summer lurches from fire to floods

Congress sends $50 bn Sandy aid bill to Obama


ICE WORLD
South Korean Satellite Makes First Contact with Ground

Space Station Crew Uses Laser Channel to Beam Data

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ICE WORLD
New evidence highlights threat to Caribbean coral reef growth

India urges China to respect its river rights

Underwater CO2 shows potential as barrier to Asian carp


ICE WORLD
Norway's ruling party may back Arctic islands oil drive

Greenland ice cores provide vision of the future

Deep ice shows Greenland was warmer; offers clued to future warming impacts

PILLAGING PIRATES

Japan police arrest mobster in Fukushima clean-up
Japanese police have arrested a high-ranking yakuza over claims he sent workers to Fukushima for the radiological clean-up without a licence, the first arrest of a mobster in connection with the nuclear plant. ... more
FARM NEWS

EU urges two-year ban on 'disturbing' bee insecticides
The EU urged national governments on Thursday to ban pesticides deemed dangerous to bees by scientific experts in a bid to prevent a disastrous collapse in colony numbers for an insect considered vital to the integrity of the human food chain. ... more
WATER WORLD

Australia failing UNESCO demands on Barrier Reef: WWF
Australia insisted Friday that protecting the Great Barrier Reef was a top priority, but conservation group WWF said not enough had been done to prevent UNESCO from deeming it a world heritage site "in danger". ... more
EARTH OBSERVATION

Google Maps makes Grand Canyon virtual trek
Google Maps opened a virtual path to the wonders of the Grand Canyon on Thursday by adding panoramic images gathered by hikers with Android-powered camera systems strapped to their backs. ... more
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WATER WORLD

Solomons seeks to prevent mass dolphin killings

SHAKE AND BLOW

Madagascar cyclone kills five

WATER WORLD

Australia failing UNESCO demands on Barrier Reef: WWF

FARM NEWS

Hong Kongers turn to Obama over milk shortage fears

INTERN DAILY

Homemade ventilator reveals China medical woes

SINO DAILY

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DISASTER MANAGEMENT

26 dead as China bridge collapses: media

CLIMATE SCIENCE

Cities Affect Temperatures For Thousands Of Miles

WEATHER REPORT

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FARM NEWS

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Soya protein can be replaced by rapeseed protein

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Innovative uses of nanotechnology in food and agriculture

Some Health Benefits Of Berries May Not Make It Past Your Mouth

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Remote Sensing Solution Takes Wing Aboard Ultralight Aircraft

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China convicts Tibetan burning 'inciters' of murder

Hospital visits rise during Beijing's choking smog

Mexico scrambles to stem violence near capital

Madagascar braces for cyclone Felleng

Internet age navigation drives economies: studies

6.7 magnitude quake hits northern Chile: USGS

China reinstates Salween dam plans

Beijing issues warnings as smog continues

Fresh flooding hits northern Mozambique

New semiconductor research may extend integrated circuit battery life tenfold

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